Himalayas: Expedition to Mera Peak in Nepal 2024/2025

19 days
10-04-2024 10-02-2024
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Travel itinerary Terms of participation and cancellation
Price $2690

Price includes

  • Accommodation in high-standard tourist hotels in double rooms
  • Private airport transfers
  • Private transfer to Manthali
  • Accommodation in local lodges during the trek in double rooms (12 nights)
  • Tented camp at Mera High Camp (1 night)
  • Flight to Lukla and back Three meals a day during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Permit for climbing Mera Peak TIMS fee – Trekkers’ Information
  • Management System and trekking permit
  • Guidance of an experienced local guide
  • Services of porters including their full board, compensation, and insurance
  • Guidance of an experienced mountain guide during the ascent to Mera Peak
  • Group climbing equipment: climbing ropes, camping tents, dining tents, toilet tents, and kitchen utensils
  • Pre-departure briefing and assistance
  • Guidance of a Polish-speaking pilot/guide from Rek Travel Local and government taxes
  • Additionally, we guarantee sleeping bags and duffel bags
  • First aid kit and oxygen cylinder on the route

The price does not include

  • International airfare Visa fees ($50 USD)
  • Personal gear (technical clothing, trekking poles, backpack, boots)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Additional attractions not mentioned in the program
  • Optional tours and additional sightseeing in case of extending the stay
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the services
  • Supplements for single room (to be confirmed at the office)
  • Customary tips
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, showers during trekking

Mera Peak (6476 m above sea level) is considered the highest trekking peak in Nepal that can be climbed without oxygen support, requiring basic mountaineering skills and good physical fitness. The expedition to Mera Peak in Nepal is an excellent opportunity to start your adventure in the high mountains and to conquer a peak above 6000 m above sea level. During the expedition, you can see 5 of the 6 highest mountain peaks in the world, namely Mt. Everest (8848 m), Makalu (8485 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Cho Oyu (8188 m), and Kanchenjunga (8586 m), along with several other peaks located in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Tibet, and India. The panoramic views of these mountain peaks in Nepal are truly remarkable and can only be experienced from the summit of Mera Peak. Join us on this adventure!

Camping

Climbing

National parks

Trekking/hiking


Travel itinerary

1.day

Departure to Nepa

Departure to Nepal from any airport worldwide. Meeting with the group departing from Chicago at O’Hare Airport. Check-in and flight to Kathmandu.

2.day

Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. At the airport, we will be greeted by our local guide. Transfer to the hotel located in the heart of Kathmandu, in the Thamel district – the most touristy and commercial part of the city. Here, you can buy mountain gear, clothing, jewelry, maps, paintings, souvenirs, and observe the bustling streets full of life and chaos. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-expedition meeting for our Himalayan adventure.

Elevation: 1350 meters above sea level.

3.day

Kathmandu - Lukla - Paiya

This morning, we will wake up very early to reach Manthali Airport, which is about a 4-hour drive from Kathmandu. From Manthali, we will board a flight to Lukla. The total flight time will be around 25-30 minutes and is sure to be one of the most exciting flying experiences.

Upon arrival in Lukla, we will meet our Sherpa team, who will accompany us on the expedition, and begin our trek south along the breathtaking Dudh Koshi river towards Paiya (2730 m). Dinner and overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Elevation: 2,840m / 9,315 ft (Lukla) 2,730 m/ 8,954 ft (Paiya)

Travel: approximately 4 hours drive (132 Km), Flight approximately 25 min

Trekking duration: approximately 3 hours

  • Due to heavy air traffic at Kathmandu International Airport, direct flights to Lukla may be impossible, hence the planned departure from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap.

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4.day

Payia - Panggom

After breakfast, we continue our trek towards the Khari La Pass (3080 m). Soon, we will be rewarded with spectacular views of Cho Oyu and the Kharikhola Valley, as well as enjoy lunch in an extraordinary location. The trail leads us through charming farms, terraced fields, lush green forests, and cascading waterfalls. Eventually, we will reach the picturesque village of Panggom (2946 m), admiring incredible views of the Dudh Koshi Valley along the way. We will stay overnight in Panggom, where we’ll have the opportunity to experience the traditional Sherpa way of life.

Elevation: 2,946m/ 9,665 ft. (Panggom)

Trekking duration: approximately 6 hours

5.day

Panggom - Ramilo Danda

After a hearty breakfast, we bid farewell to Panggoma and set off on our journey through Ningsow to Ramailo Danda. The trail takes us through a lush forest adorned with rhododendrons and bamboo, culminating in Pankongma La (3174 m), another magnificent mountain pass. This place marks the divide between the Dudh Koshi and Hingku river valleys. Along the way, get ready for breathtaking views of Kongde, Manju Peak, and Numbur Himal. Then, our route leads us gently to the village of Ningsow, where we’ll stop for a satisfying lunch. After the meal, we traverse undulating terrain until we finally reach the charming Ramailo Danda.

Elevation: 3,276 m. / 10,748 ft (Ramilo Danda)

Trekking duration: approximately 6 hours

6.day

Ramilo Danda - Chhatra Khola

Today’s journey takes us through dense jungle within the Makalu Barun National Park. Since there are no tea houses along the way, we provide dry rations for lunch. This national park extends all the way to the international border with Tibet. If luck is on our side, we may encounter some of the park’s extraordinary inhabitants, including the elusive red panda, the majestic snow leopard, the Himalayan tahr, the graceful musk deer, as well as various bird species such as the ultramarine flycatcher. We’ll spend the night in Chhatra Khola.

Elevation: 2,800m/9,186ft (Chhatra Khola)

Trekking duration: approximately 7 hours

7.day

Chhatra Khola - Kothe

We set off to the north, following the trail of the Majhang Khola, where “khola” means river in the Nepali language. After crossing this waterway, we continue along a path parallel to the Hinku Khola. Moving through terrain that alternates between ascending and descending, we reach a bridge that takes us to the opposite bank of the river. A bit further along, we find our overnight accommodation in Kothe.

Elevation: 3,691m/12,109 ft (Kothe)

Trekking duration: approximately 6 hours

8.day

Kothe - Thaknak

Today’s journey begins with breathtaking views of Mera Peak, Kusum Kanguru, Charpati Himal, and Thamserku. Setting out from Kothe, we head towards the Upper Hinku Valley. Here, the vegetation thins out, and the forest gradually recedes, giving way to expansive kharkas, pasturelands for yaks. This part of the valley is devoid of larger villages. After a long trek, we reach Gondishung, where we stop for tea and snacks. We will also visit the ancient Lungsumgba Gompa, a Buddhist sanctuary nestled in a massive rock. Another hour of walking leads us to Thaknak.

Elevation: 4,358m/14,297ft (Thaknak)

Trekking duration: approximately 4 hours

9.day

Thaknak - Khare

Leaving Thaknak behind, we embark on a short trek to Khare, where the most crucial part of our adventure begins. We ascend near the Dig Glacier, passing by Charpati Tal, a glacial lake, before descending along the glacier. Then, we ascend again, heading towards Dig Kharka, where we admire inspiring views of the Kyeshar Glacier, Charpati Himal, and Mera Peak. The steep ascent through the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers eventually leads us to Khare.

Elevation: 4,045m/16,486ft (Khare)

Trekking duration: approximately 3 hours

10.day

Training for acclimatization and pre-climbing

Today is dedicated to rest and basic training. We will familiarize ourselves with all the mountain equipment needed for climbing. Guides and Sherpas will provide us with important information and teach us some skills necessary for summiting. After an early dinner, we’ll rest and spend the night.

11.day

Khare - Mera High Camp

After breakfast, we will begin our trek along the glacier and approach the pass, heading towards the high camp. The breathtaking view of the panorama of mighty mountains rising above 7000 meters can be admired up close before us. Some of the noteworthy peaks include Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and Kantega.

Altitude: 5,780 m/ 18,958 ft (Mera High Camp)

Duration: Approximately 7 hours

12.day

Mera High Camp - Mera Peak - Khare

Finally, the big day has arrived! We wake up around 1 in the morning to prepare ourselves. After having something to eat, we start the ascent to the summit. It takes about 4-6 hours to reach the top. From the summit, there is an incredible view of the picturesque landscapes and beautiful mountain peaks. After spending some time at the top, we descend to the high camp. We take a short rest, have a hot meal, and then head back towards Khare for the night.

Altitude: 6,476 m/ 21,190 ft (Mera Peak summit); 5,045 m/ 16,547 ft (Khare)

Duration: Approximately 9 hours

13.day

Khare - Kothe

We continue descending towards Tangnang, leaving the mountains behind us. Then, we reach Kothe, where we spend the night.

Altitude: 3,600m / 11,808ft (Kothe)

Duration: Approximately 5 hours

14.day

Kothe - Thuli Kharka

On this day, we head back towards Zatrabok. Along the trail, we enjoy magnificent views of alpine vegetation, pine, and rhododendron forest.

Altitude: 4,300m m/ 14,107ft (Thuli Kharka)

Duration: Approximately 6 hours

15.day

Thuli Kharka - Lukla

We head towards Chutenga, and our trail ascends until we reach the Zatrwa La Pass. From there, our trail descends until we reach the village of Chutenga. We arrive at Lukla, marking the end of our journey. This also concludes our expedition in the Everest region.

16.day

Lukla - Manthali - Kathmandu

Today we bid farewell to the Himalayas as our Mera Peak expedition comes to an end. The flight from Lukla to Manthali takes place in the morning hours, so after breakfast, we will head to the airport. After about 25 minutes of flight, we will arrive in Manthali. From there, private transportation will take us back to Kathmandu.

17.day

Kathmandu

Today is a rest day, a time for some last-minute shopping, and leisurely walks through the streets of Thamel. For those interested, there’s an optional paid tour of Kathmandu with a local guide (subject to confirmation at the office).

This day also serves as a buffer day in case our flight from Lukla is delayed due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, or if we need an extra day on the trail.

18.day

Wylot

It’s time to say goodbye as our adventure in Nepal comes to an end. Depending on the departure time, we’ll arrange a private transfer to the airport in Kathmandu. Then, it’s time for our return flight.

19.day

Return

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The company is not responsible for any loss of customer's property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for any losses incurred by the customer in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond its control. The customer is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured according to the requirements of the US Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (insurance policy available upon request). Participants may opt for additional insurance coverage for hospital and outpatient treatment of illnesses acquired during the tour, as well as accidents in visited facilities (further information available at the office) for an additional fee.

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